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YASMIN HURD , Ph.D., is a professor of psychiatry, neuroscience, and pharmacological sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City; director of the Addiction Institute at the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System; Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience at Mount Sinai; and a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. She has conducted pioneering research on the neurobiology of opioid abuse, the neurodevelopmental (and cross- generational) effects of cannabis, and potential treatments for opioid addiction. A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Hurd and her research have been featured on NPR, ABC, and CNN, and in the New York Times , Time , and Discover . TIMOTHY K. BRENNAN , M.D., is the chief of clinical services for the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai in New York City and oversees addiction services across all campuses of the Mount Sinai Health System. He is also the director of the Fellowship in Addiction Medicine Program at the Icahn School of Medicine. Brennan completed his Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at The Addiction Institute, a Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, a residency in pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College, and internship in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. CHERYLE ST. ONGE ’s work has been featured in the New Yorker , the New York Times , Time magazine, Photograph Magazine , and been exhibited at London’s National Portrait Gallery, the Guggenheim, Princeton University, etc. The mother of three children, she divides her time between Durham, N.H. and coastal Maine. Her featured work, "Calling the Birds Home," was this year’s winner of the Bob and Diane Fund, an annual photographic award dedicated to photography that increases the RANDY L. BUCKNER, Ph.D., is Sosland Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and principal investigator of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Harvard University and member of the Center for Brain Science, where he is affiliated with the Center for Biomedical Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Buckner earned his Ph.D. from Washington University in 1995, trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, and returned to Washington University in 1997 as a faculty member. He moved to Harvard as a full professor in 2005 and, from 2005-2012, was an Investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Buckner’s research applies neuroimaging techniques to explore brain areas involved in human memory. understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia. BRENDA PATOINE is a freelance science writer, reporter, and blogger who has been covering neuroscience research for more than 30 years. Her specialty is translating complex scientific findings into writings for the general public that address the question of “what does this mean to me?” She has interviewed hundreds of leading neuroscientists over three decades, including six Nobel Laureates. She founded ScienceWRITE Medical Communications in 1989 and holds a degree in journalism from St. Michael’s College. Other areas of interest are holistic wellness, science and spirituality, and bhakti yoga. Brenda lives in Burlington, V.T., with her cat Shakti. KAYT SUKEL ‘s work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly , the New Scientist , USA Today , the Washington Post , Parenting , National Geographic Traveler , and the AARP Bulletin . She is a partner at the award-winning family travel website Travel Savvy Mom, and is also a frequent contributor to the Dana Foundation’s science publications. She has written about out-of-body experiences, fMRI orgasms, computer models of schizophrenia, the stigma of single motherhood, and why one should travel to exotic lands with young children. She is the author of Dirty Minds : How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships and The Art of Risk : The New Science of Courage, Caution & Chance .

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